Today's Sports

  • Ladies fall to Lakewood

    LAKEWOOD — Young teams are prone to mental lapses on the basketball court.

    Evergreen girls basketball coach Ali Johnston is well aware of that fact, which is why she wasn’t shocked by how the Cougars performed following a two-week break Jan. 3 against Class 5A Lakewood.

    For three quarters, Evergreen struggled to find its range from the field and had a difficult time just keeping possession of the ball, committing 20 turnovers. As a result, they trailed the Tigers by 18 points entering the fourth quarter.

  • What I want for 2009

    How’s this for a resolution?

    I don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions.

    Now, I have nothing against anyone that sets out to do something personally rewarding come Jan. 1, but for me, I’ve never subscribed to the belief that I’m going to radically alter the way I live my life by the turn of a calendar page.

  • The final fate of Frances the...

    Several readers of this column have inquired recently if I knew what had become of “Frances” the Canada goose that lingered at Evergreen Lake into winter. Since I had suggested that the people who were concerned about Frances should call Carol Wade, I called her last week to find out what had transpired.

  • Evergreen Newspapers' all-...

    As we get ready to say hello to 2009, I decided to drop one last surprise on you, the reader, in 2008.

    Typically, the last paper of the year features a look back at the top stories of the past 12 months. Personally, I find that angle to be stale, so I thought it would be fresh and fun to try something new.

    For the first time ever, the sports staff at Evergreen Newspapers (myself and staff writer Brian Forbes) has put together an all-coverage-area football team.

  • Melton rose to the occasion

    One of the better football players in the state would rather be playing baseball.

    Andrew Melton isn’t afraid to admit that. And a lot of opposing coaches in Class 4A probably wished he never ran the ball this year for the Dakota Ridge Eagles.

  • Winter cottonwoods and a new...

    The first day of winter certainly lived up to its name. It has been snowy and cold — very cold for so early in the season. The good news is that the winter solstice marks the shortest day of the year. From now on, each day grows a bit longer until the spring equinox brings equal days and nights, the official beginning of spring.

  • Cougars edge Wildcats in OT

    LAKEWOOD – Due to the general parity in Class 4A hoops and their own streakiness, the Evergreen Cougars figure to be in a lot of close games this season.

    They finally figured out how to win one Dec. 12.

  • Christmas Bird Count a gift to...

    Editor’s note: This week we’re reprinting Sylvia’s column from Dec. 14, 1972.

    Next Sunday, Dec. 17, the Evergreen Naturalists will hold their Christmas Bird Count. This annual project is sponsored by the National Audubon Society and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, with bird clubs across the country participating.

  • Cougars clip Lobos at finish line

    If you’ve ever wanted to know what life was like for the Beatles, just stick around for the next Evergreen and Conifer girls swim meet.

    “You get 60 to 70 girls together and it’s pretty loud,” Cougars coach Jeanne Godaire said.

    The usual din was raised to a deafening roar Dec. 11 when the teams entered the final event with Conifer leading by two points. The Cougars responded by placing first and third in the 400-yard freestyle relay to defeat the Lobos 92-88 at the Evergreen Recreation Center.

  • Evergreen pins down Englewood in...

    Colby Fisher let the Englewood Pirates know exactly how they were going to be treated on Dec. 11.

    The Evergreen 135-pound wrestler trailed nearly the entire match before he discovered a burst of reserve energy to score a four-point move at the end of regulation. Fisher attacked in overtime, scoring a quick takedown for an 8-6 decision.

    No matter what the Pirates did in their Class 4A Jefferson County League dual, the Cougars found the right counter and enough gas in the tank to do it.